Desta Ethiopian Kitchen: (Foodie Frenzy #9)

I have met the love of my life! Well, that might be a bit dramatic given that I am a married girl of 16 years. However, I can say that, on Monday, I met a new found love in a very unexpected cuisine. Ethiopian!

While visiting recently with friends, Lelia and Michael Bryan (Owners of Dunwoody’s fabulous Vino-Venue) , we were discussing the Frenzy and all the places we had indulged. When Lelia mentioned that her favorite type of ethnic food is Ethiopian, I immediately bird-dogged the Bryans to join us on our journey. Never in a million years would an Ethiopian restaurant have been on my radar, but I was instantly Read More »

Overnight Summer Camps (Recommendations Needed)

Top-OvernightCamp Please respond to this post via the comment section if you have a good recommendation for summer sleepaway camp(s) for kids.    Do your kids RAVE about their summer camp experiences.   Are your kids ready to go back to camp already?   Let me know and  I’ll create a new recommendation list based on your responses ASAP!  Please share your information so we can all benefit with “happy campers”!   Please include as much contact information as you can….websites, phone numbers etc.

Tile Installers (recommendations needed)

The Aha! Connection is the best place to obtain recommendations from Dunwoody/Sandy Springs area neighbors and friends regarding services!  For years I’ve asked for recommendations and with the capabilities of our Aha! Connection website I am able to easily retain the information on-line for everyone to share and refer back to. It’s time for a new list and I need your help!  Please respond to this post via the comment section if you have a good Tile Guy (or gal) to recommend.    Do you have fabulous tile that everyone raves about?  Did you have a fantastic experience with your tile installation?  Let me know and  I’ll create a new recommendation list based on your responses ASAP!  Please share your information so we can all benefit with gorgeous tile in our homes!  Please include as much contact information as you can….websites, phone numbers etc.


Truck or Treat- Spooky Fun at Brook Run (Last Food Truck Thursday of the Year!)

truck or treat

Truck or Treat!” It’s the final Food Truck Thursday of 2014. This “spooktacular” event falls the day before Halloween and all little trick-or-treaters and their families are invited out for an evening of good food and Halloween fun! The event begins at 5 p.m.

Attendees are invited to put the pots and pans away and come out to Brook Run Park to enjoy a fun evening out and feast on some of the best food truck cuisine in Atlanta. This family foodie event, complete with live music, will also feature a frighteningly fun costume contest broken into 4 (four) categories: Children aged 0-5, Children aged 6-12, Best Family (Group), and Best Adult Costume. Great giveaways will be handed out, and the night’s sponsor UFC Gym will award prizes. Children in costume (ages 1-12) can trick-or-treat from truck to truck and at each of the sponsor booths to collect sweet treats.

Ryan Seacrest Interviews his old friend Principal Tom McFerrin

Hearts all over the country were warmed by the story of Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia, crowning two special needs students as its Homecoming king and queen.

Gus Ashbury, who has Autism, and Hannah Keen, who has Down Syndrome, were both bestowed with the special honor on Friday night at Ryan’s alma mater, and the incredible story has been grabbing headlines from coast to coast because of its powerful message.

- Read more at On Air with Ryan Seacrest:

Briers North Subdivision Trick or Treating

From Heneghan’s Dunwoody Blog:

Briers North Subdivision
4648 Tilly Mill Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30360

Please park at the Crossroads Church at Tilly Mill & Peeler (4805 Tilly Mill Road).

Once upon a time, a family in Briers North decided to add some larger-than-life decorations to their home for Halloween. A number of people stopped by to admire them and began trick-or-treating in our quiet neighborhood.

The next year, encouraged by the positive response, more families decorated their homes and wore costumes to give candy to trick-or-treaters. Even more visitors came by to trick-or-treat that Halloween. It became the holiday that so many of us adults remembered when we were growing up long ago.  And so the tradition grew until the number of visitors has grown into the thousands. Halloween at Briers North continues to attract visitors from inside and outside the city of Dunwoody.

The subdivision’s households contribute to the celebration by decorating their yards, distributing candy, and by hiring the Dunwoody Police to direct traffic.

Some information for you if you are planning to join us:

  • Halloween is ALWAYS and ONLY celebrated on October 31st.  Rain or Shine!  For 2014, this will be on a Friday.
  • The passing out of candy begins at 6:00pm and stops at 9:00pm.  No one is admitted to the subdivision after 8:30pm.
  • We start closing the subdivision to automobile traffic at 5:45pm and we do not reopen until 9:30pm. There is NO parking inside Briers North subdivision. If you park outside, please do so legally. Depending on their evening activities, the North Peachtree Baptist Church (corner of Tilly Mill & Peeler) sometimes donates their parking lot for anyone wishing to park there, with proceeds being given to the Boy Scouts.
  • Trick-or-treating in Briers North on Halloween is AT YOUR OWN RISK. This is a public event on public streets and is NOT sponsored by any association or group. Briers North assumes no liability or responsibility for visitors.
  • NO pets are allowed during this time (they get scared and some of the children get scared!)

If you enjoyed Halloween in Briers North in the past, or plan to visit this year, please consider giving a small donation.  Donations help to make this a safe event for everyone and are gratefully received!  


Free Concert Sunday October 26 – Things that go BUMP in the night

bumpWe cordially invite you to join us for the first concert in the forty-fourth season of the Callanwolde Concert Band Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Fellowship Hall of Decatur First United Methodist Church, 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA. Music Director Raymond Handfield will be joined by Assistant Conductor Scott Files in this Halloween – themed program. Read More »


Bob Meehan

The single most successful annual community fundraising organization benefiting the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Check-Presentation-2014The Senior Men’s Golf Association at Dunwoody Country Club has maintained its legacy as the single most successful annual community fundraising organization benefiting prostate cancer research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, having raised $150,000 from 2014 fundraising events. Each dollar raised is matched by anonymous donors from Emory. More than $1.4 million with matching gifts has been raised since 1996. Pictured (L-R) Dr. Omer Kucuk, Professor of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Urology at Emory University School of Medicine; Richard McCraney, 2014 events chair; Dr. Martin Sanda, Chair of the Department of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine; and Rick Menson, an events committee member.


David Andersen

Recycle at Peachtree and help the kids win!

Peachtree Recycles!

PCMS will be participating in a county-wide recycling pilot program.  We were one of seventeen DeKalb County schools chosen to participate and the only school in the Dunwoody cluster.  From September 29th until October 31st we are in competition with the other pilot schools to see who can recycle the most, based on recycled weight and school enrollment.  Monetary grants and field trips will be awarded to the top scoring schools.  1st place is Read More »

Orange & White Tabby killed on Womack tonight

While walking tonight, I picked up an adult orange and white tabby up off Womack a few houses east of Vernon Springs on the north side of Womack. It was probably killed instantly of massive head injury and had just happened. It was ~ 7:15 pm Tuesday (tonight) I laid him/her next to the adjacent driveway on the other side of the sidewalk. Very sad.. beautiful very soft kitty.